The Project Pioneer bike from Seven Cycles is back at the Studio! Every detail is dialed on this bike that pays homage to the pioneers of the sport of cycling: the racers from ~1900 to 1940.
Seven documented almost every detail of the making of this bike here. Take a look at how the frame and custom components came together at Seven and how we finished its assembly moments before its inaugural ride. It's not just an amazing work of art, it demonstrates the engineering ability of the Seven designers and craftspeople.
When this bike was originally introduced by Seven in June, we held a ride, in conjunction with Rapha, to take riders to the beautiful dirt roads in the area. We watched as the Pioneer Bike (with its 3 speeds and pilot, John Bayley) flew along the hilly 111+ mile route. Other riders who joined in upon their classic steel bikes proved that no hill is too big for a a well-built bike.
Project Pioneer Ride - Cold is Cool Edition
Now that the weather is getting a bit chillier and there are other winter rides coming up to look forward to, we thought we'd offer the Pioneer Ride again. No need to stop riding because some say it's the end of the season! Besides, the best way to ease into the winter is to be outside and simply go for it.
Date: Saturday, November 15th
Time: Ride rolls between 9 and 9:15am (depending on number of attendees/groups rolling)
- 111 Km Ride Route – http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4935176
Speed: There will be a moderate and faster pace group offered. 16-17mph average for moderate, 18mph for the faster group. Anyone who wants to ride faster/slower than this is welcome to load the GPS file and do a self-led ride. We will update all who RSVP if we add speed groups beyond the moderate and faster paces.
RSVP: RSVPs are required by Nov. 14th end of the day so we can have group leaders for the proper number of people and distances.
Bike: The route includes a few dirt roads. If the weather is dry in advance, 23/25c tires should be sufficient. If the weather has been awful, 28c + tires will likely offer a more enjoyable ride. If you have a classic bike that you'd like to ride, we encourage that (assuming you'll be able to maintain at least the moderate pace).
Lights: All riders should bring a front light and rear blinking/red light! The sun is setting early and there's no guarantee riders will be home before the sun dips below the horizon.